Your second day begins, after breakfast, with your local guide picking you up at the hotel and taking you to the West Lake (approx. 2 hours). The jewel of Hangzhou’s crown, the West Lake is also the place to board and enjoy a boat cruise. The lake is surrounded by hills on three sides and faces downtown Hangzhou on its fourth and there are also two causeways, Bai and Su, which separate the lake into five parts. The lake also has three man-made islands: Three Pools Mirroring the moon, Mid-lake Pavilion, and Rong Gong Islet. After exploring this glistening masterpiece, your tour will be completed with a final trip to Hefang Street, an iconic thoroughfare of old Hangzhou. Following its recent renovation this street is lined with shops selling souvenirs as well as traditional tea houses and restaurants and famous century-old shops such as Wang Xingji also provide a modern looking window into the past.